cleaning chicken poop

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by banditgin, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. banditgin

    banditgin Songster

    Jul 16, 2007
    Boonsboro, MD
    Any suggestions for cleaning chicken poop (the wet kind) off of a wooden porch and concrete? our chickens free range basically behind our garage and house and inbetween the two. In between the two is all concrete, I can sweep off the dry poop but don't know what to do about the wet poop. I don't want to have to use a lot of water as we've been kinda dry here and have a well.
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Crowing

    Mar 10, 2007
    You are gonna have to bite the bullet and use your hose. That's the only thing I know that will clean up the messy poop. We haven't seen rain in a long time either, and I have a well, as well. But.... got to clean that poop up somehow. Have fun![​IMG]
  3. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    i would let the runny poo heardend then sweep it up
  4. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Songster

    May 17, 2007
    I let it harden and then sweep. I was having that problem on my small backyard deck and now I put up a small baby gate to keep them off when I remember. Other than that is you need to remove it immediately the hose is the only way I know of aside from trying to block off the particular area. A price we pay for letting them have their freedom!
  5. jessied1227

    jessied1227 Songster

    Mar 31, 2007
    East Brady, PA
    We have the same problem on our brick walk, and the back porch (wood) where our girls sneak up to eat the dog's food [​IMG]

    We don't hose, same problem, dry weather and a well. I let it dry and just kinda scrape it off.

    A stiff broom would work better, we have one of those little dinky synthetic ones, and it doesn't quite do the job.

  6. kacie chicken

    kacie chicken Hatching

    Jul 17, 2015
    what I did was I took my hose and put it on jet and sprayed the entire chicken house out then I took a hoe and scraped it up into a pile and used a shovel to scoop it up

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